Reading to my kids has always been one of my favorite things. Snuggled up on the bed or couch under a blanket, staring into their excited faces as I read, that's a pretty great way to spend an afternoon, even if they do sometimes demand that I read the same book ten times.
While you're reading (and rereading) that favorite book, did you know that you are also teaching your child early literacy skills:
- Tons of new vocabulary! The more you read to them, the more words they will be exposed to.
- Understanding how books work: how to hold a book, turning pages, print going left to right
- Helping to build motivation, curiosity and memory
- Creating a positive association with learning and reading
Here are 24 of my favorite books for exposing your kids to early literacy, broken down into categories.